Hi, just wondering if someone can help?
I've been suffering from fatigue, brain fog, dizziness etc. for a few years now. To begin with I was ok in the summer but always exhausted in the winter, and I was diagnosed as having S.A.D. For the last couple of years the fatigue has persisted through the summer, and a couple of weeks ago I was dismissed from my (new) job for being too slow (due to being too exhausted to work at the required speed).
I visited the doctor, was signed off work, and had a blood test. I made sure the doctor knew that underactive thyroid and pernicious anaemia both run in the family so she requested tests for these as well as all the usual taking my age into consideration (I'm 47).
I was told the result was normal and today I've obtained a copy of the results to check. I didn't know much about the test before but am now wondering if I need to request any more tests such as free T3?
My results are: Serum free T4 level (XaERr) = 12.6 pmol/L [9.0 - 24.0] and Serum TSH level (XaELV) = 2.09 mu/L [0.2 - 4.5]
I have another appointment with my doctor on the 25th (earliest appointment I could get with the same doctor) and would like to have as much information as possible so that I can't be 'fobbed off'.
Would really appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.